The traditional view of what retirement should be is quickly fading in the rearview mirror as Gen X and Baby Boomers are flipping the script on what your post-career lifestyle can look like. An increasing percentage of pre-retirees are now planning to retire early (at age 62 or earlier), and it’s becoming more common to see people opting for an alternate lifestyle once they do take the retirement … [Read more...] about Retire Early, Live Slow: Navigating the Transition to a Leisurely Lifestyle
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If travel is your priority, no one and nothing should get in the way of you pursuing your dreams. With that in mind, balancing your desire to feel fulfilled today with your need to build a financially secure future is crucial. Should you cash in your 401(k) to fly to Europe? No, definitely not. But if travel is essential to you, you can prioritize your discretionary dollars to align with your … [Read more...] about How To Take A Year Off From Work Without Wrecking Your Money Goals
If someone asks you this question: How’s work going? Perhaps the most standard answer is some version of “oh, good, just busy.” Many people equate business with productivity and worth, a dangerous combination that can leave you emotionally drained. And over time, that cycle can slowly lead to you feeling deeply unfulfilled at work and home. Prioritizing work-life balance is a central tenet to … [Read more...] about How To Actually Solve Your Work-Life Balance Dilemma And Stop Band-Aiding Burnout
Many of you are about two months into what may be the first time you’re working remotely. If you’re like me, you love it! But lots of people miss the camaraderie of office work. I doubt workers will be returning to offices anytime soon, because there are so many logistics involved in how to have hundreds of people occupy an indoor space safely that many companies will simply stay remote for the … [Read more...] about You’re Going to be Working Remotely for Awhile. Here’s How to Make it Work.
There may come a time in your career when working 40-plus hours a week just isn’t possible. It’s common to exit the workforce for a few years to deal with a health issue, or care for young children or elderly relatives. But your reasons for wanting a break may be different! Lots of workers are taking a detour from their career path to travel, take on a creative project, learn new skills, or avoid … [Read more...] about How to Set Yourself Up for a Future Career Break
I recently saw a Twitter thread claiming that the only path to wealth is self-employment. I call shenanigans. For one thing, everyone defines “wealth” and “success” differently. For another, there are many different paths to attaining both of those things. As someone who works with both entrepreneurs and people who work as W-2 employees, I can tell you that it’s possible to become wealthy — … [Read more...] about Do You Have to Start Your Own Business to Become Rich?